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New Hampshire Man Charged After Allegedly Putting Infant Daughter In Clothes Dryer, Turning It On

MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) -- A New Hampshire man is accused of putting his own infant daughter in a clothes dryer and turning it on. Manchester police said the baby girl did not appear to be hurt, but 34-year-old Michael Higgins is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said they responded to Kimball Street on Sunday for a domestic incident. Officers determined that a man and a woman were arguing, but did not appear to physically fight.

"However, the woman did divulge to officers during the previous week, on September 8. . . . Higgins had put their infant daughter into the clothes dryer and turned it on," Manchester police said in a statement. "The mother was able to quickly intervene and the baby was removed from the dryer."

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Michael Higgins (Photo credit: Manchester police)

Higgins is also facing charges of reckless conduct and criminal threatening.


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